Taking Charge

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Smithsonian Books | Jun 22, 2010 | 240 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781588340764

  • Paperback$19.95

    Smithsonian Books | Jun 22, 2010 | 240 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781588340764

Praise

“A cracking good read.”—Technology and Culture

“The car of the future turns out to be the car of the past, according to Schiffer in this peppy look at the electric car’s Edwardian infancy.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Much more than a historical overview, Schiffer puts his anthropology training to good effect in the text, livening his recitation with fascinating details about contemporary personalities and cultural settings. His volume provides the best insight to date of how and why electric vehicles faltered [in the past], and why that result was due more to culture than technology.”—Environment

“Part car-nut’s history, part social history, this is a fine resource for popular culture and American Studies collections.”—Booklist

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